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2012-13 CHATTANOOGA BASKETBALL MOCS IN THE NBA

GERALD WILKINS

Gerald Wilkins played three years for the Mocs from the 1982-83 season through 1984-85. He is tied for second on the all-time scoring list with 1,449 points which was an average of 17 points per game. He holds the single-season record for points with 672 in 1984-85 (21.0 ppg) Among his Mocs highlights are two regularseason Southern Conference titles, one SoCon Tournament title and an NCAA Tourney appearance, while leading the Mocs to two NITs. The NIT appearances are where Wilkins left cherished memories for Mocs fans. Wins in Chattanooga over Georgia (74-69 OT) in 1984, one year after the Bulldogs’ NCAA Final Four appearance, and Clemson (67-65) in 1985 were exciting. But it was in the 1985 NIT second round at Lamar where Wilkins’ buzzerbeater on a length-of-thecourt pass from Eugene Deal led to an 85-84 Mocs overtime win cementing his place in hearts of Mocs’ fans. His lone NCAA Tournament game came in the 1983 Mideast Regional as the Mocs lost a 52-51 heartbreaker to Maryland in Houston, Texas. He was selected in the second round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Wilkins played seven seasons (1985-92) on the biggest stage in pro basketball, Madison Square Garden. He went from New York to Cleveland for two seasons with the Cavs before one season in Vancouver. His final career stop was a three-season stint with the Orlando Magic. In his final pro season, he played with his brother Dominique. All-in-all, Wilkins played 13 seasons and 900 games (plus 55 playoff appearances) in the NBA. Wilkins scored more than 11,700 points during his career. His best season came in 1986-87 when he averaged 19.1 points and 4.6 assists per game leading a Knicks roster that included Patrick Ewing and Bernard King in scoring (1,527 points). Wilkins started 653 of his 900 regular-season appearances averaging 13.0 points per game. He averaged double figures in each of his first nine seasons in the league with a high of 19.1 points per game in 1986-87. He scored his career high of 43 points at New Jersey on Feb. 21, 1987. He played in 55 playoff games and averaged 12.9 points in 30.7 minutes per game. Wilkins averaged 20 points per game in the 1988 NBA Playoffs for the Knicks and 20.3 points per game in 1994 for the Cavs where he averaged 42.0 minutes per game.

CAREER STATS G/GS FGM FGA FG% 3ptM 3ptA 3pt% FTM FTA FT% Reb Avg A S B Pts Avg Reg. Sea. 900/653 4754 10564 .450 418 1322 .316 1810 2429 .745 2646 2.9 2697 907 208 11736 13.0 Playoffs 55 292 661 .442 22 79 .278 105 131 .802 152 2.8 190 52 10 711 12.9

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FORMER MOCS IN THE PROS Neil Ashby, Notre Dame (Ireland) Chuck Barber, Brooklyn (USBL) Chris Behrends, Palmeiras (Brazil) Keegan Bell, KR Reyjavik (Iceland) Kevin Bridgewaters, Levice (Czech Rep.) Tim Brooks, Olimpas Plunge (Lithuania) Chris Brown, Giants Duesseldorf (Germany) Ashley Champion, Miercurea Ciuc (Romania) Steve Cherry, Silute (Lithuania) Rashun Coleman, Santa Cruz (D-League) Francisco Colon, Moca (Puerto Rico) Jerice Crouch, Saint John (Canada) Nicchaeus Doaks, Soles (Mexico) Kevin Goffney, Interclube (Angola) Juraj Grabaric, Rudes (Croatia) Khalil Hartwell, Anastasia (Uruguay) Bobby Hines, Levallois (France) DeAntre Jefferson, Oliveirense (Portugal) Mindaugas Katelynas, Lietuvos rytas (Lithuania) A.J. Mastin, Istanbul (Turkey) Keddric Mays, Givova Scafati (Italy) Stephen McDowell, Summerside (Canada) Chris Mims, Groningen (Holland) Cliff Morgan, Trouville (Uruguay) Oliver Morton, UTE (Ecuador) Keith Nelson, Barreteros (Mexico) Alphonso Pugh, Tindastoll (Iceland) Jason Rogan, Den Helder (Holland) Keyron Sheard, Olimpas (Lithuania) Petie Spaulding, Lancers (KBDL) Rodney Stallings, BC Force (SEBL) Gary Stitch, Vacallo Basket (Switzerland) Diamory Sylla, Rochelle (France) Johnny Taylor, Al Ahli (Bahrain) LeVert Threats, Tlaxcala (Mexico) Mike Townsend, Harbour Heat (New Zealand) Ray Trowell, Murfreesboro (WBA) Jamal Ward, Steaua Turabo (Romania) Q. Waddell, Targu Mures (Romania) Marcus Watts, Carolina (ABA) Lamonte Woods, Beijing Ducks (China) Willie Young, Crailsheim (Germany) Toot Young, Schwaebisch (Germany) Active players in italics

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2012-13 Chattanooga Mocs Basketball Guide  

An in-depth publication on the Chattanooga Mocs basketball program. Complete information on this year's team as well as the rich tradition o...

2012-13 Chattanooga Mocs Basketball Guide  

An in-depth publication on the Chattanooga Mocs basketball program. Complete information on this year's team as well as the rich tradition o...

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